Marguerite "Spot" O. Jones

Our mom is now with Dad as of Nov. 5, 2011. No more peach daiquiris, going fishing, St. Patti's dinners and spending time out at the house near Canyon Ferry. Most of her life was spent with the family out camping and fishing. We believe that her last fishing trip, a couple of years ago, she caught the first fish and the largest - NO LIE!

Mom was always fun - she worked with the Internal Revenue Service, and the State Vocational Rehabilitation office. She spent her younger years out at the Holter Dam where her grandfather and grandmother worked, and was rocked when the earthquake destroyed her school. In high school she included Russian dancing, and on her 80th birthday she was introduced into golf (that didn't go well!). Her 90th birthday was one she couldn't forget - belly dancers!

Her first marriage was to a musician who played the horn with the Dorsey Brothers and others. Later, they divorced, and then she cornered Dad and they were married for 36 years before his death. They had five kids to bring into adulthood. Mom was fun, and we will miss her jokes and great parties.

She is survived by five children, Marlene (Phil) Mazuranich of Bozeman, Frank (Shari) Jones of Idaho, Wendy (Dan) Negethon of Colstrip, Roberta Jones-Wallace of Helena, and Susan (Steve) Schimmel of Helena; 25 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mom spent her last couple of years at the Shelby House, and they took real good care of her there. Thanks, Shelby!

At Mom's request, no services will be held.

Memorials may be sent in "Spot's" name to the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, P.O. Box 4455, Helena, MT 59624; or to a .

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Funeral Home

Retz Funeral Home
315 East Sixth Ave Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-1550

Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 9, 2011